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SCR Medical Transportation accomodates mobility with AbiliTrax

Pamela and Stanley Rakestraw founded SCR Medical Transportation in 1986 with a mission to provide trips to Chicago’s mobility-challenged riders and become a leader in paratransit transportation. Their operation has grown to include more than 1,200 employees and 500 vehicles, and strives to impress customers with a reliable, safe, clean and comfortable transit experience. SCR […]

MCI celebrates biggest product and service year ever at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2019

The company debuted J-Series coaches and the all-accessible D45 CRT LE customized for a Silicon Valley employee commuter service and more; additional role announced for Patrick Scully in service support Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., greeted 2019 with what it called the most innovative model and service lineup in […]

MV Transportation improves brake life and performance with Cryo Rotor®

  By Richard Tackett When Sruly Lowy approached Joe Smith, regional vice president of MV Transportation, in May of 2015, claiming that cryogenically-treated brake rotors could provide a 300 percent increase in rotor life, Smith was noticeably skeptical. In his career — dating back to his former positions as president of MTA Bus and Long […]

FlixBus plans Texas, East Coast expansion

The company’s business model is intended to affordably bring digital marketing and technological capabilities to small and mid-sized bus operators For a business to thrive in this digital age, it seems necessary to be good with technology; you need to know how to promote your services on social media, build an appealing and reliable website […]

Tampa to host ThinkTransit conference

The technology conference by Trapeze Group will run for three days in April By Skylar Griego The transition into spring brings many things to look forward to in North America: blooming plants, longer days and the annual ThinkTransit conference by Trapeze Group. In the last 26 years, the ThinkTransit conference has evolved from a hands-on […]

Denver launches first autonomous shuttle

Autonomous vehicle now deployed on Denver streets at RTD’s 61st and Peña commuter rail station Late January marked the first on-road deployment of an autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle in both Denver and the state of Colorado. The EasyMile fully electric, autonomous shuttle made its debut on the morning of January 29 and will continue operating […]

ABC Companies showcases new technology, facilities and programs at UMA Motorcoach EXPO

The exclusive North American distributor of Van Hool motorcoaches had an information-filled UMA Motorcoach EXPO, with plenty of new developments slated for 2019. ABC and partners forge ahead with new Van Hool CX45E All-Electric Bus Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction in the U.S. market, and ABC and partners Van Hool and Proterra are poised […]

California Issues First State Mandate for Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

On Friday, December 14, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously voted in favor of a mandate that will require public transit agencies in the state to have entirely carbon-free bus fleets by 2040. The mandate, called the Innovative Clean Transit regulation, is the first of its kind in the United States, according to a […]

Mobility solutions company LM Industries completes first round of global autonomous fleet competition

Winners in Sacramento and Phoenix announced; D.C. and cities worldwide soon to follow By Skylar Griego Two institutions in Arizona and California have won a chance to utilize a fleet of electric, autonomous shuttles to transport people around their respective campuses. Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc., a mobility solutions company, launched a global […]

The challenges and opportunities of operating university campus shuttle services

  By Russ Tieskoetter The campuses of colleges and universities, particularly those outside a city’s limits, can be essentially small (or even medium-sized) cities in their own way. Berry College just outside of Rome, Georgia is the nation’s largest campus at 27,000 acres. The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs comes in a […]